Intel® Cloud Builders Newsletter
July 2017

What's New

What's New

Save the Date – Intel Builders Developer Summit

Join us in Portland, Oregon on September 7 for the Intel Builders Developer Summit. Get deep dive training on topics across the data center including storage, cloud, networking, and fabric technologies. Detailed agenda and registration details will be shared soon!

Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

In order to meet the high-demand applications of today's data center, Intel launched the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor. Featuring optimized performance, increased agility, and enhanced platform security, the new Intel Xeon Scalable processors are the largest data center innovation in a decade. View content from Intel and our ecosystem.

Intel® Select Solutions

Intel® Select solutions are verified solutions configurations that are aimed to speed selection and deployment of data center and communications network infrastructure. The solutions are developed from deep Intel experience with industry solution providers, as well as extensive collaboration with the world's leading data center and service providers. Learn more and read solution briefs on the initial reference designs.

Welcome New Intel Cloud Builders Members

We are pleased to welcome new members to the Intel® Cloud Builders program. Get to know these members and more by visiting their individual microsites posted on our membership page, as well as technical papers published in Solutions Library.

  • AMT
  • Datrium
  • Equus Compute Solutions

Intel Cloud Builders University

Intel Cloud Builders University

The Intel Cloud Builders University is designed to assist technical professionals in understanding and implementing software defined infrastructure (SDI) solutions for enterprise and cloud data centers.

Featured Classes from Intel Cloud Builders University

SDI 101 – Introduction to Software Defined Infrastructure: Darren Pulsipher of the Intel Data Center Group, provides an introduction on how to use software defined infrastructure to help transform the data center.

Containers 101: Kartik Gopal, Pre – Sales Technical Solutions Architect at Intel, provides an introduction to container technology.

RDT 111: Intel® Resource Director Technology Demos with Noisy Neighbor Detection: Andrew Herdrich, Research Scientist at Intel, shows a demo that illustrates how to detect and control noisy neighbors with a GUI based on the Intel® Resource Director Technology.

Cloud Workload Placement Considerations: This video helps viewers understand how to build a unified hybrid cloud leveraging both the public and private clouds. Key topics include Software Defined Infrastructure, Containers, Virtual Machines and Workload Placement.

Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News & Collaboration

Intel Cloud Builders Solutions Library

The Solutions Library offers reference architectures, whitepapers, and solution briefs from our member community to help accelerate building and enhancing cloud infrastructure deployments. Visit the Solutions Library to search technical collateral currently available.

Featured Publications from the Cloud Builders Solutions Library

Ready to Scale with Microsoft SQL Server 2016 – The Intel Select Solution for Microsoft SQL Server 2016 quickly enables more elevated performance at scale for volume transaction workloads. | Download the PDF

Hyper-Tune Storage with VMware vSAN – The Intel Select Solution for VMware vSAN offers a rapid, seamless path to extended storage virtualization with a hyper-converged solution optimized for peak performance. | Download the PDF

Industrializing Network Functions Virtualization with Software-Defined Infrastructure – This paper focuses on Ericsson SDI and Intel® Rack Scale Design, which allows telecommunications operators to deploy network functions virtualization and other workloads on the same platform. | Download the PDF

Bank Leumi Launches Mobile-Only Banking – This case study highlights Intel's collaboration with Bank Leumi, the first financial institution in Israel to offer mobile only banking powered by a private cloud based on Intel technology. | Download the PDF

Is Your IT Infrastructure Ready for Digital Transformation? – This paper highlights hyper-converged solutions from Nutanix, powered by Intel® technologies which lay a foundation for a pay-as-you-grow data center. | Download the PDF

Intel® Data Center Blocks for Cloud – Red Hat* OpenStack* Platform with Red Hat Ceph* Storage – This reference architecture document acts as a guide for deploying a private cloud based on Red Hat OpenStack* Platform with Red Hat Ceph Storage using Intel® Server Products. | Download the PDF

Social Hub

Social Hub

For our ecosystem's latest news, podcasts, webinars, blog posts, and more, visit the Intel Cloud Builders Social Hub. Recent contributions from our community include the following:

Podcast: Intel and iguazio: Processing with Continuous Analytics

Yaron Haviv, Founder and CTO at iguazio, discusses cloud native serverless processing with continuous analytics. iguazio tackles real-time big data processing by using continuous analytics to ingest, enrich, and analyze data, while simultaneously serving it to/from the same data repository.


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Podcast: Building Out the Nimble Portfolio by Scaling with Intel Platform

Doug Ko from Nimble Storage provides an overview of the Nimble Storage cloud service offerings, as well as how they provide a seamless storage experience for consumers. Doug talks about how Nimble Storage designs their storage systems from the CPU up, allowing them to scale their technology by scaling with the Intel platform.


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Podcast: Midfin on Transforming the Cloud Infrastructure of Tomorrow

Vinay Balasubramaniam, Head of Product Experience at Midfin Systems, joins us to highlight Midfin's distributed cloud operating system and hybrid cloud management solution. Vinay chats about eFabric, a software-defined data center technology that runs on Intel hardware and has an easy to manage infrastructure.


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Webinar: The Easy Way to Get into IT Automation & Configuration Management

This webinar focuses on the value of automation across your IT ecosystem. It looks at how Ansible's agentless and easy-to-use approach is simplifying setting up enterprise-grade infrastructure, such as NetApp storage, with your OpenStack cloud at the click of a button.


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Webinar: Introducing the Future of CI: A New FlexPod Solution from NetApp & Cisco

Cisco and NetApp's new FlexPod solution couples operational simplicity, guaranteed QoS, and granular scale-out with FlexPod's proven architecture. This webinar focuses on how the solution can provide you with performance, agility and value through the latest NetApp and Cisco technologies.


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Webinar: How to Run an Enterprise-Grade OpenStack and Kubernetes Without the Headaches

This joint webinar from Intel, Supermicro, and Canonical focuses on designing, building and managing OpenStack or Kubernetes on Supermicro platform and value added services from Canonical.


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Blog: Data Center Design Based on Intel® Rack Scale Design and 99Cloud Animbus® OpenStack Cloud OS Delivers Flexible, Cost-Effective Open Cloud Solution

This blog discusses how integrating Intel RSD support into 99Cloud Animbus® OpenStack, allows 99Cloud to provide customers with a holistic open cloud solution.


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Blog: What Makes it a Cloud Infrastructure?

This blog explores how Ericsson solutions are using the new Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, and how the new Intel platform makes it even easier to have both a highly accessible and industrialized infrastructure.


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Blog: Innovating for the Future: NetApp and Intel Build on Common Values

Intel and NetApp are stretching the limits of what our technologies can do, and we're developing amazing solutions for clients around the world that are tackling some of today's most pressing issues with storage solutions that we develop, test, and refine together.


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Blog: Storage Spaces Direct on Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

This blog with Microsoft, looks at Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct on Intel's latest and greatest hardware, which includes a new processor family, Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors.


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Blog: Microsoft Uses New Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors for Project Olympus

In this blog, Microsoft announces the newest generation of Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors for Project Olympus and how Intel and Microsoft continue to design and build the highest performing, most flexible, and secure clouds possible.


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Blog: Faster, Denser, Better - Redefining Low Latency at Scale

In this blog Nutanix talks about their participation in the initial launch of Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and how they plan to develop their future G6 series appliances based on this platform.


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